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Accounting Schools in South Carolina

People who earn a degree in accounting may be able to qualify for positions such as financial manager, tax examiner, auditor, bookkeeper, and revenue agent. With more education, and some experience in the field, individuals may also be able to become educators, executives, or work in governmental agencies.

There are many different options available to people who want to earn an accounting degree in South Carolina. Individuals can apply for associate, bachelor's or graduate degree programs. Students can learn about corporate tax decisions, cost accounting, financial reporting, ethics, and business and federal law.

South Carolina Schools: Accounting Programs

Name

City

School Website

University Type

Net Price

(2011-2012)

Aiken Technical College

Graniteville

www.atc.edu

2-year, Public

$5,686

Benedict College

Columbia

www.benedict.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$15,392

Bob Jones University

Greenville

www.bju.edu

4-year, Private for-profit

$16,436

Brown Mackie College-Greenville

Greenville

www.brownmackie.edu

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

$18,515

Central Carolina Technical College

Sumter

www.cctech.edu

2-year, Public

$5,068

Charleston Southern University

Charleston

www.csuniv.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$15,885

Clemson University

Clemson

www.clemson.edu

4-year, Public

$16,251

Coastal Carolina University

Conway

www.coastal.edu

4-year, Public

$13,903

College of Charleston

Charleston

www.cofc.edu

4-year, Public

$15,818

Columbia College

Columbia

www.columbiasc.edu/

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$16,625

Converse College

Spartanburg

www.converse.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$17,083

Denmark Technical College

Denmark

www.denmarktech.edu

2-year, Public

$6,343

Florence-Darlington Technical College

Florence

WWW.FDTC.EDU

2-year, Public

$6,048

Francis Marion University

Florence

www.fmarion.edu

4-year, Public

$15,072

Furman University

Greenville

www.furman.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$32,163

Greenville Technical College

Greenville

www.gvltec.edu

2-year, Public

$8,056

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Conway

www.hgtc.edu

2-year, Public

$7,079

Midlands Technical College

West Columbia

www.midlandstech.edu

2-year, Public

$6,289

Newberry College

Newberry

www.newberry.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$18,098

North Greenville University

Tigerville

www.ngu.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$15,901

Northeastern Technical College

Cheraw

www.netc.edu

2-year, Public

$10,713

Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

Orangeburg

www.octech.edu

2-year, Public

$7,103

Piedmont Technical College

Greenwood

www.ptc.edu

2-year, Public

$7,188

Presbyterian College

Clinton

www.presby.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$14,693

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg

www.scsu.edu

4-year, Public

$17,592

Southern Wesleyan University

Central

www.swu.edu.

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$16,684

Spartanburg Community College

Spartanburg

www.sccsc.edu

2-year, Public

$5,092

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Beaufort

www.tcl.edu

2-year, Public

$4,417

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton

www.tctc.edu

2-year, Public

$8,784

Trident Technical College

Charleston

www.tridenttech.edu

2-year, Public

$5,553

University of South Carolina-Beaufort

Bluffton

www.uscb.edu

4-year, Public

$13,168

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia

www.sc.edu/

4-year, Public

$16,672

Voorhees College

Denmark

www.voorhees.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$11,114

Wofford College

Spartanburg

www.wofford.edu

4-year, Private not-for-profit

$21,066

York Technical College

Rock Hill

www.yorktech.edu

2-year, Public

$6,771

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, 2013, http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Certification and Licensing Requirements for South Carolina Accountants

In the 2013 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook released by the BLS, top job prospects are projected for individuals who earn recognition as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Graduates applying for a CPA license in South Carolina must meet a specific set of requirements before licensure can be granted.

Candidates for a South Carolina CPA license must have U.S. citizenship or resident alien status and must have earned a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Prospective South Carolina CPAs also must have completed at least 150 semester hours of college credit and at least 36 hours each in accounting and business courses with no fewer than 24 accounting credits earned in classes taken at the junior level or above. Candidates must also pass the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) ethics exam and submit documentation of having worked for at least one year under the direct supervision of a licensed CPA or other licensed public accountant. To see the requirements to be licensed in South Carolina people can visit the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website.

Career Opportunities for Graduates of Accounting Schools in South Carolina

Offices for all four of the "big four" accounting firms -- Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG -- can be found in South Carolina. Ernst & Young, KPMG and Deloitte each make their home in Greenville, while PricewaterhouseCoopers operates out of Spartanburg. Other firms in the state include:

Accounting Firms in South Carolina

City

Website

Liberty Tax Service

Simpsonville

www.libertytax.com

Robinson Grant & Co, P.A.

Beaufort

www.robinsongrant.com

Trask & Lynn, CPA, PA

Beaufort

www.traskandlynn.com/

Kirkland, Thomas, Watson & Dyches, LLC

Columbia

www.ktwd.biz/

Bordeaux & Bordeaux

Charlotte

www.yourcpapartners.com/

WebsterRogers LLP

Charleston

www.websterrogers.com/

Dixon Hughes Goodman

Charlotte

www.dhgllp.com/

Elliott Davis LLC

Greenwood

www.elliottdavis.com/

Jennings Cook & Company, CPAs, P.A

Greenville

www.jenningscook.com/

Nason Way Accounting, LLC

Greenville

www.nasonway.com/

Duncan Farmer Munden McIlrath & Cobb

Myrtle Beach

www.grandstrandcpas.com/

Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A.

Florence

www.willcoxlaw.com/

Smith Sapp Bookhout Crumpler & Calliham, P.A

Myrtle Beach

www.sccpa.com/

McAbee, Talbert, Halliday & Co.

Spartanburg

www.mthcpa.com/

Employment Outlook for Accounting Careers in South Carolina

The mean annual wages for people in South Carolina looking for accounting careers were a bit lower than the national mean wages. Here's a brief list of jobs that might employ holders of accounting degrees in South Carolina, featuring a comparison statewide and national yearly pay averages:

Occupation

Mean Annual Wage, South Carolina (May 2012)

Mean Annual Wage, United States (May 2012)

Projected State Employment Growth (2010-2020)

Projected National Employment Growth (2010-2020)

Accountants and Auditors

$58,620

$71,040

16.2%

16%

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

$33,660

$36,640

14.1%

36%

Financial Analysts

$69,200

$72,100

21.8%

10%

Credit Analysts

$58,860

$69,500

21.4%

23%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Employment Projections, 2012; Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, 2013; and the South Carolina Works Online Services

*Salaries and employment opportunities may vary based on experience, education, location and other factors.

Sources:

South Carolina Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement,

http://www.scacpa.org/Content/cpe/Requirements.aspx

South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/ACCOUNTANCY/index.asp?file=faq.htm#licensingreqs

PwC office locations in US states,

http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/office-locations/usa-by-state.jhtml

South Carolina - Information for First-Time Candidates for the Uniform CPA Examination

http://www.nasba.org/files/2011/02/Info_ForApplicants_SouthCarolina.pdf

Deloitte Locations,

http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_US/us/3b7fda9fd6fa4310VgnVCM1000001a56f00aRCRD.htm

KPMG Locations,

http://www.kpmg.com/us/en/about/locations/pages/greenville-sc.aspx

Accountants and Auditors, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm#tab-1

Our Locations - Ernst & Young,

http://www.ey.com/OurLocations

Economy at a Glance - South Carolina,

http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.sc.htm

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates - South Carolina,

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_sc.htm

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates,

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm

South Carolina Works Online Services, Occupational Employment Projections 2010-2020, https://jobs.scworks.org/analyzer/searchAnalyzer.asp?cat=HST_EMP_WAGE_OCC&session=OCCPROJ&subsession=99&time=&geo=&currsubsessavail=&incsource=&blnStart=True

College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics, 2013

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

National Employment by Occupation, Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

http://bls.gov/emp/ep_table_102.htm

 

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